Destination guide

Historic Charleston will entice you

Take a vacation to Charleston and enjoy the area's history, churches and architecture. Well known for its local tours, restaurants and shopping, this walkable city won't disappoint. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in and around Charleston

Are you looking for things to do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that Charleston has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • South Carolina Aquarium (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Patriots Point Links (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Splash Zone Waterpark (4.7 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Snee Farm Country Club (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Shadowmoss Plantation Golf Club (9.4 mi / 15.1 km)
  • Blackbeard's Cove Family Fun Park (10.7 mi / 17.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Charleston

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Charleston is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Waterfront Park (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Charleston Waterfront Park (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Cannon Park (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Irish Memorial Park (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • White Point Gardens (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Charleston

Fly into Charleston, SC (CHS-Charleston Intl.), the closest airport, located 9.4 mi (15.1 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Charleston?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 3,750 house rentals around Charleston. From 2,000 Houses to 847 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Charleston is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Charleston?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Charleston:

  • Cannonborough Elliotborough: 463 vacation rentals
  • Downtown Charleston: 736 vacation rentals
  • Ansonborough: 551 vacation rentals
  • Historic Charleston: 721 vacation rentals
  • Harleston Village: 584 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Charleston?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Charleston. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Medical University of South Carolina: 4,059 home rentals
  • Grace Episcopal Church: 4,041 home rentals
  • Calhoun Mansion: 4,063 home rentals
  • South Carolina Aquarium: 3,981 home rentals
  • College of Charleston: 4,048 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Charleston listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Charleston?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 2,000 Houses in Charleston. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Charleston include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 847 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 185 lodging choices
  • Villas: 453 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Charleston?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,483 vacation homes with pool available in Charleston.

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